CHRISTIAN LILJEGREN launches video for “Salute For The King”
The record label Melodic Passion Records is very proud to release the solo album “Melodic Passion” by Christian Liljegren (vocalist of Narnia & The Waymaker) today. A passionate stunning hard rock in the finest way to give strength in this pandemic days. Christian Liljegren during his 35 year long music career since 1986, knows how to make good melodies on this album, filled with guitar melodies by Stephen Carlson. The video for “Salute for the King” shows Christian‘s rock career since the mid 1980‘s until now and is made by DanyMax Gatica from Chile, who got in touch with Christian when Narnia & Stryper toured in South America in 2019.
Melodic Passion Records proudly Christian Liljegren‘s album Melodic Passion. Christian Liljegren is one of the most productive hard-rock/metal artists from Sweden and on the rock scene today with nearly 40 different albums under his belt, since he the started his career in 1986. Christian is known for his passion in his singing on albums as well on stage live performing for crowds all around the world.
In Christian‘s long music career, he has been front man for many bands such as Narnia, The Waymaker, Audiovision, Divinefire, Golden Resurrection, Wisdom Call, Flagship, Modest Attraction, and Borderline to name a few.
As Christian describes it:
– I am 50 years, and I have been listening and composing a lot of songs. So happy for the collaboration with writing songs together with guitarist Stephen Carlson. We clicked and lit the fire! I am a huge fan of classic hardrock like Rainbow, The Sweet, Deep Purple, Dio, Uriah Heep, Whitesnake, Europe and Stryper. I grew up with these bands and artists, and this is my way to pay my tribute to my musical heroes.
In collaboration with the amazing musicians Per Schelander (House of Shakira, Astrakhan) – bass, Andreas ”Habo” Johansson (Narnia, Avatarium) – drums, Olov Andersson (Audiovision, Veni Domine) – keyboards and co-producer, and the amazing mixing producer and engineer Viktor Stenqvist (Narnia, Avatarium, Stoneface), we have created this powerful in your face hardrock. The final touch in mastering was handled by Narnia‘s CJ Grimmark, and on top of that I have released five music videos for this album, showing the passion through music with a heavenly touch.
The intention with this album was to go back to Christian’s musical roots, where he started to listen to music late in the 1970’s. You can hear Christian’s biggest music influences from bands such as Rainbow, The Sweet, Uriah Heep, Queen, Stryper and Europe, as well as favorite singers like Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P), Brian Connolly (R.I.P), David Byron (R.I.P), Freddie Mercury (R.I.P), John Lawton, John Miles, Michael Sweet, and Joey Tempest.
This is also Christian’s debut as music composer, since all music on this album is composed by Christian and Stephen Carlson (Brotthogg, The Rise, Tales, Gil Edwards), an amazing guitarist from Sweden who now lives in Norway. Christian has written all lyrics, vocal melodies and arrangements, and co-produced the album with his good friends Viktor Stenqvist (Narnia’s sound engineer), and Olov Andersson (Audiovision, Veni Domine and keyboard player on this album).
The Melodic Passion album will be released on CD and LP (black and limited purple edition) and on all major digital platforms by Melodic Passion Records and distributed by Sound Pollution Distribution on March 26, 2021.
Christian Liljegren – Lead & backing vocals
Stephen Carlsson – Guitars
Olov Andersson – Keyboards
Andreas “Habo” Johansson – Drums
Per Schelander – Bass
The lineup consists of musicians that have been involved and/or are active in bands like Royal Hunt, Astrakhan, Avatarium, Audiovision, House of Shakira, Neptune, Narnia, Rob Rock & Pain of Salvation.
Guest appearance by Svante Henryson – Cello on This is my love song
The Melodic Passion album is recorded and mixed by Viktor Stenqvist
Mastering by CJ Grimmark
Graphic design by Jonatan Samuelsson
Produced by Christian Liljegren, Olov Andersson & Viktor Stenqvist
Distributed by Sound Pollution
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